May 21, 2018
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Waterville man arrested for OUI, possession of marijuana pipe, police say

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Waterville man was arrested for operating under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia Sunday after another motorist observed him driving erratically on Interstate 95, police said.

John Rancourt, 34, was headed northbound around 9 p.m. when he allegedly started weaving all over the roadway, Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey said.

Rancourt left the highway at Exit 130 and pulled into the Big Apple on Main Street, but when he pulled back onto Main Street, Waterville police Officer Jason Longley was right behind him, Rumsey said.

Longley pulled Rancourt over and determined the suspect was intoxicated, Rumsey said.

He failed field sobriety tests and police found a marijuana pipe on the floor of Rancourt’s Volvo, resulting in a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia in addition to the charge of OUI, according to Rumsey.

When Rancourt was taken to the Waterville police station he became uncooperative and belligerent, Rumsey said, forcing officers to instead take him to the Kennebec County Jail.

Rancourt’s bail was set at $250, and he was later released.

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